torachan: two boys in rugby uniforms (all out)
Since there's an anime of this coming up soon, I've had a lot of requests to speed up the releases. In the past I always said no, because I knew the cleaner/typesetter wouldn't have time for another chapter per month, but I'm now working with someone new, so from now on we're going to be trying to get out two chapters a month instead of one.

Title: All Out!!
Author: Amase Shiori
Publisher: Morning Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 9 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Azumi-san
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Gion Kenji is short and perpetually pissed off about it. Iwashimizu Sumiaki is tall but timid. Although it's bullies that bring this unlikely pair together on the first day of high school, it's the rugby club that will make them friends.

Chapter Summary: In a battle between the two biggest players and the two smallest players, who will win...?

Chapter 11: What We Were Taught
torachan: (Default)
1. Well, I went in to work thinking I would probably have a long day, and then it ended up being ridiculously long, but thankfully I was able to get out of there before I had to pick up Carla at the airport (which was midnight, by the way, so that should tell you something). There is actually still stuff going on, but since I had to go to the airport and have to go in early tomorrow, too, my assistant manager agreed to be the one to stay until 3:30am or whenever they get this finished (the produce guy comes in at 4:30am, so if nothing else, my assistant manager can go home then!).

2. Carla is home safe and sound!

3. I should have some more manga to post tomorrow. *crosses fingers*

4. I have sweet kitties.

torachan: a cartoon bear eating a large sausage (magical talking bear prostitute)
1. I was hoping to go home a little early today because the next three days are going to be super long (including one day which is actually supposed to be my day off!), but instead I worked like eleven hours. >_< But! Because I know it's going to be a long day tomorrow, I'm going in a little late, so I get to sleep in a little.

2. It was definitely a little cooler today than yesterday, and I had the fans on all day while I was at work, so the house wasn't too bad when I came home. It's supposed be a lot cooler tomorrow and then back into the 70s for at least the next week or so, so that's good!

3. I finished translating another chapter! (Possibly the last translating I do before the end of the month, what with the next three days being super busy, including one day where I won't be home until 3am at the earliest...)

4. Look at this ridic Molly tongue!

torachan: ewan mcgregor pulling his glasses down to look over the top (ewan glasses)
1. It was ridiculously hot today, but very dry, so it didn't feel as awful as it might otherwise have done. (The poor kitties were clearly unhappy with the heat, though.)

2. I got the house vacuumed (so much cat hair!) and also got a lot of scanlation stuff done.

3. I posted manga!

4. I woke up to sweetie kitties in my bed this morning.

torachan: (shibito no koe wo kiku ga yoi)
I'm still looking for someone to clean and typeset this series with me. If you're interested, please let me know! I will be able to get it out much faster if I'm not doing everything myself.

Title: You Will Hear the Voice of the Dead
Original Title: 死人との声をきくがよい (Shibito no Koe wo Kiku ga Yoi)
Author: Hiyodori Sachiko (Uguisu Sachiko)
Publisher: Champion Red Comics
Genre: Shounen
Status in Japan: 8 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + HotCakes
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Sickly Kishida Jun has the ability to see ghosts, but in his opinion, it's a stupid power and nothing good ever comes of it. Considering the number of grisly situations he seems to find himself in after the ghost of his childhood friend Hayakawa Ryoko starts following him around, he may have a point.

Chapter Summary: Kishida's cousin wants to photograph the ruins of an abandoned amusement park with a gruesome history. What could possibly go wrong?

Chapter 3: The Ferris Wheel of Death
torachan: a kitten looking out the window (chloe in window)
1. The ants got better for a bit but then SO MUCH WORSE, so I finally tried the suggestion of putting the catfood plates in a dish of water and it seems to be working. Also has the bonus of catching 95% of food scraps in the water, making for less cleanup. (Molly likes to stick her hand in the food and eat off her hand, which is super cute but doesn't work particularly well with cat paws, so a lot of food gets outside of the bowl.)

2. It was hot today and supposed to be even hotter tomorrow, but then is supposed to drop pretty dramatically in a day or so, so I'm really hopeful this is just one last heat spell and not the start of a super hot autumn like last year.

3. The second half of the week is going to be sooooo busy, but at least I get tomorrow off. I'm looking forward to sleeping in and relaxing.

4. Look at this sweet sleepy Chloe.

torachan: palmon smiling (palmon)
1. One of my favorite former co-workers stopped by the store today and we got to chat for a bit. He'll be there three days next week, too, to help with a small remodelling project that's going on. (He still works for the company, just a different location.)

2. I managed to get a fair bit of translating done today, including finishing up the last of the "must do" stuff for this month. (I hope to still get a couple more things finished, but the major ones are done.)

3. The kitties were sooooo cute this morning. Chloe often likes to sit on the bathroom counter and watch "kitty TV" as we call it (aka looking out the window at birdies and such), but this morning they were both sitting there together. ♥

torachan: a cartoon kitten with a surprised/happy expression (chii)
1. I stayed up late poking at iTunes for no reason and now I'm super tired but at least I can sleep in tomorrow!

2. I had to go to other markets today and do price comparisons (boring and time-consuming) but at Nijiya they had some super tasty seaweed & sesame oil potato chips, so that made it kind of worth it. (And I have to go back tomorrow because I totally forgot to get one important price, but that means I can buy another bag of chips, so...)

3. This silly Chloe playing in her fortress of catitude.

torachan: onoda sakamichi from yowamushi pedal with a huge smile (onoda smile)
1. I slept in and had a nice relaxing day!

2. I did not manage to get as much translating and stuff done as I'd hoped to, but I still got a good amount done, including finishing up another chapter of something, which always feels good.

3. I have sweet kitties! Like this one!

torachan: an avatar of me done scott pilgrim style (scott pilgrim style me)
1. I had a long day at work (eleven-ish hours) and pretty much did nothing but internet and watch some TV when I got home, so I'm really looking forward to my day off tomorrow.

2. Maybe a gross thing to be happy about, but Molly hadn't pooped in two or three days and I was getting worried, because I am always worried about these kitties' health after what happened with Heidi, but she finally did a big poop this morning and now I can at least stop worrying about that. :p

3. I had a really tasty salad for dinner.

4. I got some really cute pics of Chloe tonight.

torachan: arale from dr slump dressed in a penguin suit and smiling (arale penguin)
1. It's so muggy today and just feels gross even though it's not that hot, but thankfully the humidity is supposed to drop pretty dramatically in the next few days.

2. Carla got her ticket and is coming back next Thursday!

3. Look at this sweet Molly with the furry paws!

torachan: sakaki from azumanga daioh holding a cat, with the text "I like cats" in Japanese (sakaki)
1. It really sucked having to wake up early and go to Orange County this morning in rush hour traffic! But I really enjoyed catching up with my former co-workers afterwards. I wish they weren't so far away! :(

2. I was super tired today and didn't really get a lot done after I got home, but I did do a good bit of translating and finished up some work stuff that was due today.

3. I also posted manga! That was a total surprise as I'd forgotten I'd sent that chapter out for typesetting over a week ago. :p

4. I got a whole slew of cute Chloe pics today. She was just posing all over the place.

torachan: (love buzz)
Since the last chapter was technically supposed to be August's update, you get a second chapter of Love Buzz this month!

Title: Love Buzz
Author: Shimura Takako
Publisher: Young King
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 3 volumes, complete
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Heterophobia Fansubs
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Five years ago, pro wrestler Fuji Kaoru disappeared one day before a match. Now she shows up at her old gym out of the blue, with a five-year-old daughter in tow. But not everyone is willing to welcome her back with open arms.

Chapter Summary: Kaoru's first fight after her return.

Chapter 5: Back in the Ring
torachan: devil boy from sinfest holding a CD, looking like he's just been in an explosion, with the text "smokin" (smokin')
1. I actually managed to get out of work after only about eight hours. Miracle!

2. Although I have to go down to Irvine tomorrow (and early in the morning, blech), I made plans to stop in Costa Mesa on my way back and see my two former co-workers who are now down in that area.

3. There were ants when I got home tonight, but I seem to have dealt with them. Hopefully I don't come home to the same thing tomorrow, seeing as I will definitely have to leave the cat food plates out when I leave, since they won't have time to finish eating before I go. :-/

4. Looks like Carla might be coming home next week!

5. Look at this sweet, innocent baby!

torachan: a happy cartoon guy with the text "it's like a blast of happy up my ass" (blast of happy in my ass)
1. Long, busy day, but I got a lot done at least.

2. I'm glad I can sleep in tomorrow, since I've somehow managed to stay up until almost 1:30... :-/ (I need to make sure I get to bed early tomorrow, though, because even though Monday is my day off, I have a doctor's appointment in the morning and have to be up at 6:30 in order to get there in time as it's kind of far away.)

3. My cake from imzy came in the mail today! I had wondered how that was going to work, and apparently it's sent in a jar. Very cute! Not the best cake I've had, but it's free cake, so yay.

4. Tumblr actually managed to post my pic today, huzzah! (It's been having trouble crossposting from instagram the past couple days. I don't think it's a problem on instagram's side, since it crossposts perfectly fine to facebook and twitter and flickr.)

I never tire of these Molly in the curtains pics! She's so cute! She just loves her curtain hidey-hole so much!

torachan: ryu from kimi ni todoke eating ramen (ramen)
1. I was at work until about 8:30 (went in this morning at nine) due to sudden onset plumbing problems, but at the rate it was taking, I was expecting to maybe have to stay after the store closed, so I'm just glad they were able to get it fixed when they did. (For values of fixed; they have to come back Monday to take some parts in for repair, but at least water is not leaking everywhere now.)

2. I posted more manga! And I actually got a little translating done tonight, too. Wish I'd gotten more, but oh well. Tomorrow for sure.

3. Since I had a long day and it's payday, I got Thai for dinner and now I have lots of tasty leftovers, too.

4. I love this picture of Chloe in the window. They are so big for that window, but they still love it.

torachan: two boys in rugby uniforms (all out)

Title: All Out!!
Author: Amase Shiori
Publisher: Morning Comics
Genre: Seinen
Status in Japan: 8 volumes, ongoing
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations + Anima Regia
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Gion Kenji is short and perpetually pissed off about it. Iwashimizu Sumiaki is tall but timid. Although it's bullies that bring this unlikely pair together on the first day of high school, it's the rugby club that will make them friends.

Chapter Summary: A mysterious stranger shows up at training camp.

Chapter 10: What's Missing

And that marks the end of volume two, so here's a full volume download for those who want it!
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1. I posted manga today! (I am a bit annoyed at myself that I had the whole day off and didn't do any translating, but at least one of the already translated things got finished and ready for posting.)

2. I finished a book! That makes eleven books for the year. Just four more and I will meet my goal. It still seems very doable, especially since I should get another book finished within the next few days if I actually, you know, focus on reading it.

3. The kitties were so sweet today. Look at this sweetie sleeper.

torachan: aradia from homestuck (aradia)
What are you currently reading?
Just the Cursed Child, I think. I haven't started any other new books or manga. I read another chapter or two this past week, but now that I finished the other book I was reading, I'm really going to concentrate on this one. (I like it, but the script format is just not helping me get into it.)

What did you recently finish reading?
Finally finished The Sweeter the Juice! I usually prefer memoirs only if they're humorous, but the family history angle of this one was a good hook for me. I think the main thing that kept me from giving it five stars is that she didn't concentrate as much on family history as I would like and I found the personal biography part less interesting (it's a lot of "I was rich and doing rich people things" with unexamined classism). But overall definitely an interesting read.

I also finished the three-volume vintage shoujo series Akane Gumo that I mentioned last time. It's really cute and is definitely going on my list of possible future projects.

What do you think you'll read next?
I am not sure at all! Mangawise, definitely something already on my ipad because I am really trying not to add new stuff.
torachan: sei and rin from yasha (yasha)

Title: Yasha
Author: Yoshida Akimi
Publisher: Flower Comics
Genre: Shoujo
Scanlator: Megchan's Scanlations feat. Molly
Status in Japan: 12 volumes, complete
Scanlation Status: Ongoing
More Info: Baka Updates

Summary: Twelve-year-old Sei lives a normal, quiet life on a small island in Okinawa until one day a strange man who seems to know his mother shows up and tries to kidnap him. After that, nothing is normal or quiet in this sci-fi thriller from the author of Banana Fish.

Chapter Summary: Rin arrives at the scene of the fire.

Chapter 48

And a full volume download for those who want it!


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